Basil Pesto Chicken

Tender chicken topped with pesto, melted cheese and juicy tomatoes is the perfect meal for Valentine’s Day and every day.

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1⁄4 cup basil pesto
  • 3⁄4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chiffonade


  • In a large bowl, add the chicken, olive oil, salt, pepper, dried basil, dried thyme and dried oregano. Toss to combine.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken breasts. Cook on each side for 6-8 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Place a slice of mozzarella on each chicken breast and allow the cheese to melt, then remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the pesto, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of pesto mixture over each chicken breast.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.